THE WAY (Feature Film) – Martin Sheen stars as a reluctant pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in a film made by his son, Emilio Estevez.
Episode 4 Wednesday, March 26
DESERT WEDDING (Short Indie Film) – A bridezilla’s big day turns out far different than she had so meticulously planned.
Episode 5 Wednesday, April 2
I AM (Feature-length Documentary) – Director Tom Shadyac documents his experience following a serious head injury and how it changed his life.
Episode 6 Wednesday, April 9
JOAN OF ARCADIA(CBS Television Series) – A clip from the first season finds Joan trying to understand why God is asking her to join, of all things, her high school chess club.
Episode 7 Wednesday, April 16
SMALL CHANGE (Short Indie Film) – A small but loving gesture from one young sibling to another gives hope to a family in crisis.
(Chicago/Los Angeles)– The Chicago-Detroit Jesuits, along with the IN Network, an online platform supported by creative media company Loyola Productions, is launching a Lenten Film Series via an original program entitled The INNdustry with Sister Rose. Hosted by Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, this seasonal series features film and TV clips that many will know from mainstream programming to highlight Lenten themes and foster reflection and conversation.“The Lenten Film Series offers viewers a unique, media-driven way to journey through Lent using a variety of TV and film programs as meaningful spiritual guideposts,” said Sr. Rose. “The breadth and depth of the programming across genres and subject matter is inspiring. Loyola Productions has done a wonderful job producing the series that will make Lent more meaningful for those who watch one or all of the episodes.”
Each of the seven episodes includes interviews with the media makers, including writer Barbara Hall (HOMELAND, JUDGING AMY, JOAN OF ARCADIA), director Tom Shadyac (BRUCE ALMIGHTY, LIAR LIAR, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, I AM), actor Martin Sheen (THE WEST WING, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE WAY), and actor/director Emilio Estevez (BOBBY, THE WAY).
Questions for reflection and commentary are also offered. Premiering online on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, the Lenten Film Series releases six more episodes every Wednesday afterward, taking viewers right up to the Paschal Triduum. The Lenten Film Series is ideal for use in prayer groups, young adult ministry, retreats, classrooms, and individual Lenten preparation for Easter. A promotional video and press kit materials can be viewed here.
“Through the Lenten Film Series with Sr. Rose, we meet the faithful where they are, online and through social media,” says Fr. Eddie Siebert, S.J, executive producer for Loyola Productions. “Pope Francis himself said the Internet is a gift from God that facilitates communication, and we are proud to be offering online Lenten programming that we think Pope Francis would welcome.”
May 6, 2019 - When I was in the third grade at a Catholic primary school in suburban Maryland, I happened upon a book about St. Isaac Jogues, the 17th century Jesuit missionary, getting flogged, flayed, and having his fingers chewed off on a mission to “New France.” At the time I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone would choose to go through such an ordeal! Fast forward twenty-some years later, and I am a Jesuit brother living with Jesuits from India, Ecuador, Tanzania, and Wisconsin.
April 29, 2019 — Ask someone who's benefited from a Jesuit education or ministry about the Jesuits’ contributions, and you’ll hear answers like “Jesuits form men and women for others,” “they help people discern God’s presence in their lives,” and "they serve God by caring for and seeking justice for people on the margins.” But we don’t always give thought to how the Jesuits themselves benefit from being in the Society.
April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.
April 21, 2019 — We turned to Twitter and challenged people to tell the story the resurrection of Jesus in exactly six words — no more. Boil the central truth of our faith down to its essence. What’s most important?